What Does God Ask of You?
God invites each of us to make a difference in the Church and world. Do you wonder what kind of difference you are called to make?
When discerning a vocation it helps to ask yourself, “What gives me hope?” Remember Mary running to Elizabeth sharing her great Hope and rejoicing. So what brings you hope? Pay attention to what pulls at your heartstrings.
Most of us became Christians because our hearts felt His Love drawing us not because we were analyzing all the benefits or pitfalls. Think also about “Joy”. One saintly type said, “The surest sign of God’s presence is Joy.” A calling, a vocation, is an invitation to a particular path of nurturing and loving Jesus supernaturally conceived inside you.
But remember one vocation is not higher or better than another, they are simply different but equally holy ways of serving God. As Christians, we are all called to love God and neighbor with sacrificial love, the very love Christ has for his Church. But we all realize this according to the different states of life.
Some will build up the Mystical Body of Christ through a life of prayer as single people. Others will be called to sanctity through the life of marriage and family. Others will be called to the life of spiritual perfection by becoming a consecrated religious, a brother, or a sister; while some men will be called to be priests.
Do you feel called to the priesthood or religious life? Please visit the Archdiocesan Vocation Office to get more information on the many ways to serve God as a priest or religious!
Do you feel called to the Diaconate? Please visit the Archdiocesan Office of the Diaconate for more information.
Are you discerning marriage? Visit the Archdiocesan Office for Marriage and Family Life for information on Marriage Preparation and the many resources available to you as you make this important life decision!
Are you single and between the ages of 18-40? Visit the Archdiocesan Office for Young Adult and Campus Ministry . Want to stay connected with other Young Adult Catholics throughout San Antonio? Visit the Young Adult Meetup Group.